July 18th 1998

Bilston, Wolverhampton, West Midlands U.K Gray Metallic Object

Date: July 18, 1998
Time: Midnight

Full Description of event/sighting: I had on this particular night been in bed early after a bout of stomach ache. I woke suddenly and I was unaware of the time, I thought it must be around 3:30 a.m. I checked my watch, it showed precisely midnight. I looked thru the curtains to the rear of the flats in my bedroom, this faces west in direction. As I looked above the adjacent houses I saw a gray metallic object 40 to 50 ft long. It was close, probably 300 yards at most and seemed to be 500 feet or less in height, clear enough that I could identify what appeared to be windows around a cockpit on the top. I cant remember any lights as I was petrified with fear. There was no noise, although I had double glazed windows. An aircraft I am sure would have made noise, I could hear the noise from the power station a mile away most nights. It continued fairly slowly for about 15 seconds in a northerly direction then started to gain height as it moved from view behind a high-rise called Arthur Greenwood Court.

The next day a neighbor asked if I had seen this too, as he and his brother had also been watching from their window in the same block of maisonettes. I wouldn't normally report this but I have seen on the web another report from the Wellington Road. I lived off the other end of Wolverhampton Street which intersects Wellington Road (A 41) from the south in a small street called Jenkins, close to where this other report can be found here: http://www.ufoinfo.com/roundup/v03/rnd03_30.shtml I would further like to add, I had at the time no interest in the phenomenon of UFO sightings and have been known as a person that would try to pass off or debunk sightings. But to me this was incontravertible evidence that I simply could not explain away, although I have tried to.

Thank you to the witness for their report.

Brian Vike, Director
HBCC UFO Research


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